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BY Ronda Wendler

Musician Jeff Blankenship was playing guitar in the orchestra pit during a local theatre’s live production of “American Idiot” when he began experiencing severe stomach pains.

“I had to leave in the middle of the show,” he says. “That’s how bad it was.”

The pain, he soon learned, was caused by mantle cell lymphoma, a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Jeff had been diagnosed with and treated for the disease eight...

Photo of Jeff Blankenship playing the computer game he created

BY Ronda Wendler

Betsy Lucas was five months pregnant when a curious dime-sized lump arose on her neck.

Her family doctor thought it was likely an inflamed...

BY Amy Lee

In May 2019, a few days after my son’s high school graduation, I woke up to a large lump as hard as a tennis ball on my side. My family and...

BY Devon Carter

B-cell lymphoma isn’t one disease. There are about 63 subtypes, with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) being the most common. A chemotherapy regimen called R-CHOP has been the standard treatment approach since 2002, when the antibody therapy rituximab was added to the chemotherapy regimen CHOP.

Almost 60% of patients find success with R-CHOP. But what about the remaining 40% of B-cell lymphoma patients?

“The success...

Illustration of B-cell lymphoma cell

BY Devon Carter

CAR T cell therapy has changed the way aggressive B-cell lymphoma is treated. Previously, when patients had a second recurrence after receiving...

BY Molly Adams

Mantle cell lymphoma was classified as a separate type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1992. Since then, it’s historically been one of the most...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Less than a year after three scientists won the 1962 Nobel Prize for unraveling some of DNA’s mysteries, Dennis Morrison, Ph.D., became one...

BY Beverly Morrison

I was diagnosed with early stage melanoma last summer. And my husband, Dennis, was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma this past...

BY Krista Lusby

In 2016, my husband and I were trying to expand our family. A swollen lymph node almost derailed our plans entirely.

I’d felt the lump...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Maribeth Holzer asked her family doctor about a curious lump in her right armpit, she never suspected it was follicular lymphoma...